Flights Delayed as Dense Fog and Coldwave Grip Delhi; Yellow Alert Issued

Flights Delayed as Dense Fog and Coldwave Grip Delhi; Yellow Alert Issued

23rd January 2024 0 By Mathias Stephen
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New Delhi, Date: 23-01-2024

Dense fog and prevailing coldwave conditions in Delhi-NCR caused disruptions in flight operations on Tuesday, prompting the meteorological department to issue a yellow alert for the day.

Residents in parts of Delhi-NCR woke up to a thick blanket of fog as the coldwave persisted across northern Indian states. The meteorological department had previously issued a warning for dense fog in the capital, along with a yellow alert for the day.

Flight schedules were significantly impacted on Tuesday as the dense fog severely reduced visibility in the national capital. Travelers experienced delays as authorities worked to manage the challenging weather conditions.

According to the weather department’s forecast, Delhi is expected to have mainly clear skies on Tuesday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 18 and 7 degrees Celsius, respectively.

On Monday, the maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 17.6 degrees Celsius, marking a departure of three notches below the season’s average. The minimum temperature stood at 6.1 degrees Celsius, compared to 4.8 degrees Celsius the previous day, according to the weather office.

Weather Conditions in Other States

The meteorological department reported that parts of Rajasthan continued to experience cold weather and dense fog. Fatehpur in Sikar district recorded a low temperature of 1.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Alwar where the night temperature was reported at 2.8 degrees Celsius.

Dense fog was observed in various parts of the state, with the weather office predicting similar conditions for the next 24 hours.

The ongoing cold weather conditions also intensified in Haryana and Punjab, where moderate to dense fog was reported in the morning across most places.

As the weather challenges persist, travelers and residents are advised to stay updated on the latest developments and exercise caution while commuting in the affected regions. The meteorological department continues to monitor the situation closely, providing timely updates to ensure public safety.

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